News ID: 95431
Publish Date : 15 October 2021 - 21:36

MANAMA (Dispatches) –
Dozens of people in Bahrain have taken to the streets to protest normalization of ties with the Zionist regime and inauguration of the occupying regime’s embassy in the capital Manama.
Locals staged a rally in the village of Sanabis, where they voiced their indignation about establishment of diplomatic relations with the occupying regime and the opening of its mission.
In al-Markh village, demonstrators condemned the Al Khalifah regime’s decision to normalize ties with the Zionist regime and reiterated their support for prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim.
Zionist foreign minister Yair Lapid arrived at Manama airport on September 30 to become the highest-ranking Zionist official to visit the Persian Gulf country since the two sides forged formal relations last year.
More than 240 Bahraini scholars have strongly denounced Lapid’s visit by to the Persian Gulf kingdom.
“We denounce the presence of the foreign minister of the Zionist enemy in Bahrain, and renew our rejection of all forms of normalization with the usurping regime, including the opening of an embassy and a trade office in Manama,” the scholars said in a joint statement.
They added, “We also reiterate our firm support for the Palestinian nation and every iota of the blessed Palestinian lands, which has been drenched in the blood of martyrs through years of resistance and steadfastness. The murderous invaders are now spilling the blood of Palestinians in Al-Quds and Jenin.”
Meanwhile, the demonstrators also called for immediate release of political prisoners, including Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, a prominent human rights defender and former president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), Hassan Mushaima, the head of the opposition group al-Haq, and Abdulwahab Hussain, an opposition leader.

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